Sea Change Semester

Experience life at the cutting edge of ocean science

Ocean science is in the middle of an incredible revolution. Climate change is rapidly reshaping life in the oceans, and new tools are being developed each day to reveal what it means for our planet.

Bigelow Laboratory offers a transformative, 14-week experience that puts these cutting-edge tools in your hands and empowers you to answer critical questions about the future of the ocean.

Rolling admission for the fall semester is capped at 12 students – contact us at today!

Conduct real research

  • Lead an independent investigation into questions that you want to answer
  • Enjoy exclusive access to a state-of-the-art laboratory
  • Conduct research cruises in the Gulf of Maine
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest scientific tools

Join our community

  • Benefit from a personalized education program limited to 12 students each year to ensure optimal experience
  • Be mentored by accessible scientific leaders that provide unique opportunities to learn and build relationships
  • Live on the stunning Maine coast in a new, award-winning residence on the research campus